New England

February, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Island Time at the 2012 Philadelphia International Flower Show

National News

Although enthusiasm is a job requirement when overseeing the world's largest indoor flower show, show designer Sam Lemheney practically levitates when talking about Hawaii: Islands of Aloha ....

New Hardiness Zone Map

The USDA has released the long-awaited, updated version of its hardiness zone map, giving some areas of the country new zone designations. The new 2012 map is based on temperature data from the...

Lyme Disease on the Move

A new research study by the Yale School of Public Health shows that Lyme disease is on the move. A map showing the areas of highest risk for Lyme disease infection in the U.S. is part of the study...

Changing the Rules Because of Oak Wilt

For years gardeners were counseled to paint over tree wounds and pruning cuts to seal them. This seemed like a logical course of action, like putting a bandage over a scraped knee. It wasn't until...

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In the Garden


Now What's My Zone?

With much fanfare, the USDA has released the long-awaited, updated version of its hardiness zone map. Some areas of the country now have new zone designations, and this has lots of folks talking and wondering. Does this mean my climate had changed? What...
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Web Finds

U.S. and Canadian Hardiness Zone Maps Check out all the features of the newest version of the USDA Hardiness Zone Map . Find out if...

Favorite or New Plant

'Somerset' Seedless Grape' Who wants to have to spit out seeds? 'Somerset' is the earliest, hardiest, high-quality seedless...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plan to Direct-Sow Cool Season Annuals
  • Start Seeds of Cupflowers
  • Give Long Lasting Roses for Valentine's Day
  • Check Garden for Heaved Plants
  • Don't Worry about Early Sprouting Bulbs

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